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Please find below the most recent in-depth analysis pieces from CriticalThreats.org.

Update and Assessment: September 21, 2016
By The Editors , September 21, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Warning Update: Escalating Protests Threaten Instability in Tunisia
By Emily Estelle, September 15, 2016

Economic protests resembling those that sparked the 2010 Jasmine Revolution are spreading throughout Tunisia and may grow into nationwide civil unrest, providing an opportunity for Salafi-jihadi groups to attack government or economic targets.

Update and Assessment: September 14, 2016
By The Editors , September 14, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Update and Assessment: September 7, 2016
By The Editors , September 7, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Warning from the Sahel: Al Qaeda's Resurgent Threat
By Katherine Zimmerman, Alix Halloran, September 1, 2016

The US and its partners need to renew their efforts to counter al Qaeda in the Sahel or risk AQIM developing a latent threat capability that may be directed against the US homeland or interests with little to no warning.

Update and Assessment: August 31, 2016
By The Editors , August 31, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

2016 Yemen Crisis Situation Report: August 25
By Nicholas Jonsson, August 25, 2016

Recent setbacks for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) may not weaken the group permanently because of AQAP’s resiliency and the continuation of ground conditions that it can exploit to generate popular support. Russian officials deepened engagement with both the al Houthi-Saleh leadership and backers of the Hadi government, in what may be an opportunistic move to increase Russian influence in Yemen.

Update and Assessment: August 24, 2016
By The Editors , August 24, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

Update and Assessment: August 17, 2016
By The Editors , August 17, 2016

The Critical Threats Project releases a weekly update and assessment on the al Qaeda network.

ISIS Loses Headquarters in Sirte, Libya
By Frederick W. Kagan, Emily Estelle, August 11, 2016

U.S.-backed forces in Libya may declare victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) in Sirte this week, but a victory over ISIS in Sirte may lead to more conflict in the long term and ultimately strengthen actors that pose a direct threat to U.S. national security.